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About this object

History of use

For use in a small temple or household.

Cultural context

daily worship

Iconographic meaning

Possibly represents Krishna, one of the avatars (manifestations) of the major god Vishnu.

Physical description

Male figure sitting on a round platform wearing an offset peacock feather ornament on head. Arms held out to front of body; has bracelets on each wrist and a band running across one shoulder front and back. Leg on the left rests on knee on the right.